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Certificate in SEO

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Introduction to SEO module is a crucial part of any digital marketing education as it covers the basics of search engine optimization (SEO). This module provides a comprehensive overview of what SEO is, how it works, and why it is important for online businesses. It will introduce students to the fundamental concepts of SEO, such as keyword research, on-page optimization, technical optimization, and link building. Students will also gain an understanding of how search engines work, how they crawl and index web pages, and how they determine the relevance and authority of a website. This module is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to learn more about SEO and how to optimize their website for search engines.
In this module, students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of search engine optimization (SEO) and its importance in the digital marketing landscape. The module will explore some common misconceptions about SEO, such as the belief that it is a one-time task or that it involves tricking search engines into ranking a website higher. Students will also be introduced to the two key elements that make up an effective SEO campaign: on-page optimization and off-page optimization. On-page optimization refers to the strategies and techniques used to optimize the content and structure of a website, such as optimizing page titles, meta descriptions, and content for keywords and user experience. Off-page optimization, on the other hand, involves activities that take place outside of the website, such as link building and social media marketing, to increase the website’s authority and reputation. The module aims to provide students with a foundational understanding of SEO and its importance in driving organic traffic and achieving online visibility.
The Keyword Research module focuses on the essential role of keywords in SEO and covers various aspects of keyword research. Students will understand the significance of different types of keywords, how to conduct keyword research, and tools and techniques to evaluate keyword difficulty and find additional keywords. The module emphasizes the importance of organizing keywords and validating them using Google Trends to ensure that the selected keywords align with the website’s goals and target audience.
The Creating Content For Your Website module in the Certificate in SEO course delves into the significance of content in SEO and how to develop effective content for your website. This module emphasizes the importance of generating content ideas that align with your target audience’s interests and behaviors. It covers the best practices for creating content that can rank well in search engines, such as using descriptive headlines and incorporating relevant keywords. The module also stresses the importance of regularly publishing fresh content to improve your website’s search engine rankings. Additionally, learners will gain insights on the ideal length of content for SEO purposes and how to optimize content for mobile devices.
On-page optimization is a critical aspect of SEO and this module is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of its importance. The module will cover the three pillars of on-page optimization which include content, HTML structure, and site architecture. You will learn about the best practices for optimizing each of these pillars, including how to create high-quality and keyword-rich content, write effective title tags and meta descriptions, and optimize header tags. Additionally, the module will cover advanced tactics such as optimizing images with alt tags, implementing internal linking strategies, and ensuring website load speed. By the end of the module, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of on-page SEO and how to implement them to improve their website’s ranking in search engine results pages.
The Off-Page SEO – Link Building module is an essential part of the Certificate in SEO course. This module focuses on the importance of link building and how it affects the visibility and ranking of a website in search engine results pages. The module covers various topics such as the concept of backlinks, its types, and the significance of anchor text. It also includes techniques to identify existing backlinks and determine the quality of those backlinks. The module provides insight into various link building strategies such as guest posting, competitor analysis, forums, broken links, and social profiles. By the end of this module, students will have a better understanding of how to develop a strong link building strategy to improve their website’s ranking in search engine results pages.
The Technical SEO module is an important component of the Certificate in SEO course as it delves into the technical aspects of optimizing a website for search engines. It covers topics such as the difference between HTTP and HTTPS protocols, and how to set up Google Search Console and Analytics to monitor website performance. XML sitemaps, duplicate content, 404 pages, and 301 redirects are also covered in detail. Additionally, the module explores advanced technical SEO concepts such as keyword cannibalization and schema markup. By the end of the module, students will have a better understanding of how to optimize their website’s technical aspects to improve search engine performance, enhance user experience, and increase website traffic.
In today’s digital age, website speed plays a crucial role in SEO, user experience, and online success. Slow-loading websites can lead to higher bounce rates, lower conversions, and decreased search engine rankings. This module focuses on the importance of website speed in SEO and how to improve the speed of a WordPress website. The module covers topics such as website speed optimization techniques, such as optimizing images, leveraging caching and minification, reducing server response time, and implementing a content delivery network (CDN). The module also delves into the role of web hosting and servers in website speed and how to choose a fast and reliable web host. Additionally, you will learn about various website speed optimization tools that can be used to analyze website speed and performance, such as Google PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, and Pingdom.
User Experience (UX) is a critical aspect of SEO as it directly affects how users interact with your website and how they perceive its value. This module explains the importance of UX in SEO and provides practical tips for enhancing your website’s UX. You will learn about the key elements that impact UX, such as website design, navigation, mobile-friendliness, page speed, and accessibility. Additionally, you will discover how to measure and track user metrics such as organic click-through rate (CTR), dwell time, and bounce rate, and how these metrics can impact your website’s search engine rankings. By the end of this module, you will have a better understanding of how to optimize your website’s UX for improved SEO performance.
Negative SEO is the practice of using unethical and manipulative tactics to harm a competitor’s search engine rankings. In this module, you will learn about the different types of Negative SEO tactics, such as link spamming, content scraping, and negative reviews. You will also learn how to identify if your website is under attack by monitoring your backlink profile, website traffic, and search engine rankings. Additionally, you will learn how to protect your website from Negative SEO by disavowing harmful backlinks, securing your website from hacking and malware, and monitoring your website regularly for any suspicious activity. By the end of the module, you will have a better understanding of Negative SEO and be equipped with the necessary knowledge to protect your website from such practices.
The module Google Algorithms is an essential part of any SEO training program. In this module, students will get an in-depth understanding of the different algorithm updates that Google has released over the years. It will cover major updates such as Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird, RankBrain, and more recent updates like BERT. The module will explain how these updates have affected SEO practices and what webmasters can do to stay ahead of the curve. For example, the Panda update focused on thin and low-quality content, while Penguin targeted websites with spammy backlinks. Hummingbird introduced the concept of semantic search, and RankBrain is Google’s AI-based algorithm that focuses on understanding search queries better. By the end of the module, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the various algorithm updates and how to optimize their website to stay up-to-date with the latest changes.
The Measuring Your SEO Campaign module in the Certificate in SEO course is a crucial component of the course, as it teaches learners how to determine the effectiveness of their SEO strategies. The module covers a range of tools and techniques that can be used to measure the success of an SEO campaign, such as tracking website rankings, monitoring backlinks, and analyzing website traffic. Additionally, learners will gain an understanding of how to set up goals and E-commerce tracking in Google Analytics, which can be used to measure the success of specific marketing campaigns and conversions.
The Manual SEO Audit module in the Certificate in SEO course is designed to teach students the essential principles of conducting a comprehensive SEO audit manually. An SEO audit is a critical process of analyzing a website’s structure and content to identify areas for improvement and optimization. The module covers the key elements of an SEO audit, such as website crawling, URL optimization, page titles, meta descriptions, heading tags, and website architecture. Additionally, the module includes best practices for conducting an SEO audit and provides guidance on how to create a comprehensive SEO audit report that includes actionable recommendations for improving website performance. By the end of this module, students will have a solid understanding of the SEO audit process and the skills necessary to conduct a manual SEO audit on their website or their clients’ websites.
The module on Setting up an SEO Agency is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of starting and running an SEO agency. The module covers the essential components of setting up an agency, such as defining your target audience, creating a business plan, and developing a marketing strategy. The module also covers how to attract clients, including strategies for lead generation, creating a strong online presence, and developing a portfolio of successful SEO campaigns. Additionally, the module provides guidance on how to onboard clients effectively, including the development of an onboarding process and client communication plan. Other topics covered include pricing structures, client reporting, and developing a team of SEO experts. By the end of this module, students will have a solid understanding of what it takes to start and run a successful SEO agency.

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Ronnie L.

Ronnie is an experienced and knowledgeable tutor specializing in Business courses. With a degree in accounting from De La Salle University, Ronnie brings practical examples and real-world insights to his teaching. Currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Queensland, he remains committed to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Ronnie's exceptional communication skills and emphasis on practical application empower students to grasp complex business concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios.

Dimitri V.

Dimitri, a highly skilled digital marketing guru from Ukraine, brings his unwavering passion and deep expertise in Facebook Ads and Google Ads to his role as a seasoned professional and digital marketing tutor. With a reputation for consuming around 20 cups of coffee per day, Dimitri combines his practical experience with up-to-date industry trends to equip students with the skills needed to excel in online advertising. Beyond his professional pursuits, Dimitri enjoys friendly gaming sessions, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment for his students while balancing work and play.

Richard K.

Richard, an exceptional SEO wiz with a strong technical background, brings a unique perspective to the field of digital marketing. With previous experience as a web developer, Richard excels in the technical aspects of digital marketing, particularly in Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and Programmatic Marketing. Richard's proficiency in programmatic marketing adds another layer of expertise, allowing him to leverage data and automation to optimize advertising campaigns and effectively target the right audience for impactful results.

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This course takes approximately 90 hours, and you’ll have lifetime access to this course. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Online Business Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a SEO Manager or Digital Marketing Specialist. These jobs in Australia earn approximately $79,382 per year but can be as high as $108,000 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on (02) 8006 0556 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Online Business Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment.

Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way

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